Saanich Police have a couple of annual pay raises on the way thanks to a new collective agreement between the Saanich Police Board and Saanich Police Association.
The previous collective agreement expired on December 31, 2015, so for the last two months, the parties have renegotiated, finally ratifying their agreement in November.
Three-Year Agreement Includes Two Raises
The new agreement is for a three-year term ending December 31, 2018, and includes salary increases of 3.5% on January 1, 2016, 2.5% on January 1, 2017 and 2.5% on January 1, 2018.
The negotiated increases are consistent with agreements reached by most other municipal police departments in British Columbia, including Victoria and Central Saanich.
According to a press release, particular attention was given to ensuring new language was inclusive of all individuals regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.